News coverage about DST Systems (NYSE:DST) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DST Systems earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.3241681057931 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of DST Systems from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. DST Systems presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $68.50.
DST Systems opened at $83.99 on Wednesday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. The firm has a market cap of $4.98 billion, a PE ratio of 25.00, a PEG ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 1.51. The company has a quick ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. DST Systems has a one year low of $50.22 and a one year high of $84.48.
In related news, insider Vercie L. Lark sold 5,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.64, for a total value of $451,656.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 77,702 shares in the company, valued at $6,498,995.28. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Vercie L. Lark sold 45,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.57, for a total transaction of $3,794,078.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 77,702 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,493,556.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.82% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
DST Systems Company Profile
DST Systems, Inc provides technology-based information processing and servicing solutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and internationally. It operates through Domestic Financial Services, International Financial Services, and Healthcare Services segments. The Domestic Financial Services segment provides investor, investment, advisor/intermediary, and asset distribution services to companies in the financial services industry to support direct and intermediary sales of mutual funds, alternative investments, securities brokerage accounts, and retirement plans.
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